Spring planting and some perennials
May 20th - 23rd

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Most of the tulips have finished blooming, but this amazing striped one just opened! We don't have many tulips because the deer eat them - and those that remain are mostly plain red or mauve.
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Some alyssum, a begonia, a dahlia and a canna lily have been added to the bed at the front of the driveway. Allan started the cannas and dahlias in pots back in March.
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This flower bed got two cannas and two dianthus which were a Mother's Day present.
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This bed is almost full of spring blooming perennials, but we squeezed in two geraniums for flowers all summer.
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Another multi coloured tulip found hiding under a lupine.
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The California poppies are blooming.
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So are the forget-me-not's. The red heuchera (coral bells) will bloom later.
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New potted spireas beside the front step, new hanging pots in front of the window and brand new carpet on the front deck!
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Sheila plants the hanging pots instead of buying the pre-done kind. One is begonias, the other New Guinea impatiens. They should be happy in this shaded spot and provide colour all summer.
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A close look at those two spireas. They should grow to be round shrubs that can be kept small and will have interesting colour all year round.
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This dwarf Japanese maple (Mikawa yatsubusa) is full size (we hope) at about 6 feet tall. This variety can be used for bonsai but we turned it loose in the front yard.
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This little tree in the front flower bed is a type of Ghost Maple. It will stay small too.
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